For me I have both a lot of passion and a little talent that could be honed in the right places. My problem is I have other interests besides cooking. I want to travel to Haiti and initiate into vodun... I like the psychology of Carl Jung, Anthropology, Post Colonial Theory and African and Caribbean lit. Im just not talented enough in academia all though it is true maybe I have not given it enough time. Still, at 33, I need to make a better living. and not put off making that living for that 15 years a phd would take. I am in school for anthropology now, thinking of starting a food truck, and interviewing at various restaraunts. for the past five or so years i thought i wanted to be a haitian anthropologist. But when I was younger than that I worked in many restaurants and wanted to be a cook. Still have lots of second and third doubts.